I think we all agree the Republicans lacked leadership on The Hill after Obama was elected and up to that critical juncture... "don't listen to Rush".
I believed Obama sucked all the oxygen out of them up to that point.
After that it was like the creation of the universe.
"don't listen to Rush" was The Big Bang Moment and the R's have been getting oxygen since then, and their universe expanding.
Obama gave the R's not only a surrogate leader until some come forward to join Rush, but Rush is now Obama's more public than ever Fourth Estate.
The R's... Leaderless and without oxygen, Obama made a blunder of magnificent proportions.
We like these kinds of blunders.